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James Bond’s Love of Mohair

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...regular mohair, though it is more expensive. There is no standard wool to mohair ratio. 10 to 35 percent mohair is common, though Dormeuil makes a 90% mohair cloth. Unlike other cool-wearing suitings like linen and lightweight cotton, mohair need not be limited to warm weather. Year-round it is appropriate for dressier occasions, particularly in the evening. Mohair blends differ from other luxury fabrics in that they have a rougher hand the typic...

A Light Grey Mohair and Wool Suit in Dr. No

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...ten ranges from 15% to 40% to temper stiffness and sheen, but any ratio of mohair to wool is possible, as are blends of mohair with other fibres like cashmere and silk. James Bond wears a silvery grey mohair and wool suit for scenes at Puss-Feller’s club in Jamaica in both the daytime and the nighttime. In the daytime, the light colour reflects the sun and looks appropriate (as much as a suit can in Jamaica) for the tropical weather. Because this...

My Anthony Sinclair Made-to-Measure Thunderball Mohair Suit

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...sary collection last year, I chose a cloth from Holland & Sherry’s Classic Mohair bunch. The cloth code is 2821500, and it’s 9 1/2 oz and composed of 75% wool and 25% mohair. It’s a sturdy medium-light weight cloth that feels comfortable to wear most of the year. Compared to pure wool or a cloth with a lower mohair composition, this cloth is stiff and springy, which helps it look sharp. It will not crease. However, it does not drape as well as a p...

The Top (00)7 Tailored Outfits of a Spring Bond Wardrobe

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...lack tie affairs year-round, particularly when in a medium weight. 2. Navy Mohair Suit Mohair isn’t just for dinner suits. The mohair suit is one of the best spring and summer suits for its cool-wearing properties. Its sheen makes it one of the dressiest suits, and in darker colours like navy it can be stylish for a daytime or evening formal occasion. James Bond wears navy mohair suits in You Only Live Twice and Quantum of Solace, the former for b...

Commander of the Cloth, Part 4: Daniel Craig

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...lication. With his dinner jacket, Craig wears black trousers in a wool and mohair blend grain de poudre, a pebbled weave similar to barrathea. The wool and mohair cloth recalls the dinner suits in Sean Connery’s Bond films, despite being in black instead of midnight blue. The odd jacket returned to Bond in Spectre, and the cloth is not the usual fare. In the past couple of decades, blends of more than two fibres in a fabric have become increasingl...

The Grey Mohair Suit in Thunderball

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..., medium grey suit in Nassau. The sheen suggests mohair, though Bond wears mohair because it breathes well in warm weather just as much as because it was popular in the 1960s. Summer suits are sometimes woven with a worsted wool warp and a mohair weft. The cloth is a semi-solid, which means it appears solid from a distance but is woven with more than one colour yarn. In this suit the colours are black and light grey, and mohair cloths like this ar...

Suitings for the Setting

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...f locations and climates. Daniel Craig’s dark and breathable midnight blue mohair tonic suit in Quantum of Solace is an example of this. Country colours can be made up into more formal city worsteds for suburban business. An example of this is the dark brown mohair suit that Sean Connery wears to the office in London in Thunderball. Because it is brown, this suit should have ideally been worn further from Whitehall. But this particular brown is ve...

The Top (00)7 Tailored Outfits of a Summer Bond Wardrobe

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...cket is the quintessential garment for dressing up in the tropics. 2. Grey Mohair Suit Mohair makes for the ultimate dressy suit in warm weather. Mohair looks a little flashy, but it’s also practical in warm weather. Its stiff fibres, often woven in a plain weave, allow for air to flow through. The stiff fibres also mean that the cloth has a sheen, so the suit also looks rather formal. Some of Bond’s grey mohair suits are in two different shades o...